Art and Design

Art and Design Subject Leader: Mrs E Pearce

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity.


At Rosherville we aim to deliver a high-quality art and design education that will engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.

EYFS painting at rosherville academy
pupils at rosherville academy painting clay sculptures in art class


We will encourage them to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. We will provide them with opportunities to explore how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.


Children can describe their art journey including what they’ve enjoyed and the skills and knowledge they are developing using technical terms. Children learn a range of artistic and design skills, using a variety of media. They are involved in assessing their progress and can evaluate their own and others’ work, finding what is good while suggesting improvement.

art and design at rosherville academy

Art and Design in Each Stage

In EYFS, pupils will start to produce different patterns and textures from observations. Using a variety of materials and tools, pupils will be able to explore colours, collect natural materials, look at artists and play with playdough to manipulate objects.

child using messy paint trays in art at rosherville cofe academy

At Rosherville, Key Stage 1 pupils will be taught:

  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • to use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work
paying sunflowers at rosherville academy in EYFS

At Key Stage 2 pupils will further develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design. Pupils will be given opportunities to:

  • create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
  • learn about great artists, architects and designers in history
children in art class at rosherville academy painting clay sculptures

Art and Design Curriculum Documents

Art and Design Curriculum Overview


Art and Design Curriculum Coverage


Art and Design Knowledge


Art and Design Progression

We develop our pupil’s Art & Design understanding through essential skills; growing their depth of knowledge year after year. Through the use of ‘end of year expectations’, we are able to monitor their progress and allocate extra support and adaptations to the curriculum for pupils to maintain a strong Art & Design education.

Art and Design in EYFS


Art and Design Progression from Year 1 to Year 6


SEND Information

Our SEND and disadvantaged pupils are given the necessary support in class to fully access the supported Art & Design curriculum. Learning is adapted where necessary to support SEND/EAL pupils to give equal opportunities for all to be confident in approaching any problems faced. Interventions, support and challenges are constantly revised and adapted to ensure all children are supported in achieving learning. The above areas are robustly and continuously monitored to ensure any gaps in learning are addressed.

Art and Design Extra Resources

For remote learning, please visit our remote learning page or contact our Head of Art & Design for more information.

Further Art and Design Help